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The BCIT Library provides resources to BCIT students interested in entrepreneurship and is pleased to offer assistance with general business research and help using specialized databases.

Featured resources include:

The Entrepreneurship Research Guide is a quick and easy way to access the most useful resources the library has to offer, whether you are forming or in the process of a start-up, or just looking to do some general research.

Business Plans Handbook
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries that serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

IBISWorld
A comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings.

Simply Analytics
A tool for creating maps (Canada) and statistical reports on demographics, consumer spending, daytime population and compiling lists of Canadian businesses with key information such as number of employees and revenue.

Statista
A source for statistics, reports, visualizations, consumer survey results and industry studies from over 18000 sources on over 60000 topics.

Passport
A global market research database containing industry, consumer and country information.

Vividata
A resource providing information from an annual survey of 40,000 Canadian consumers including product, service, media usage and lifestyles. You are required to enter your email in order to access the content.

A very current collection of popular business titles is available in hard copy and e-books through Skillsoft and Safari.

Social innovation inspires serial entrepreneur and BCIT alumna Madeleine Shaw

Have you ever used phrases like “crimson wave”, “Aunt Flow”, “Code Red” or “time of the month” to describe menstruation? This euphemization (there are 5,000+ euphemisms according to a recent study) is symptomatic of a society’s discomfort with the topic. But times are changing, thanks to social innovators like BCIT alumna Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Lunapads, which manufactures reusable menstrual products.

Read madeleine's story

Other resources

In addition to research assistance and materials BCIT Library provides services available at MediaWorks including 3D scanning, 3D printing and design consultation. Equipment available for use includes:

Printers Scanners
5 Ultimaker 3 extended

1 Prusa I3 mark 3

1 Tinkerine Ditto Pro

1 Artec Eva scanner

1 Einscan SE scanner

Other services include: